I find it offensive to motherhood to call being a mother a job.
There are two tests in life, more important than any other test. On Monday morning, when you wake up, do you feel in the pit of your stomach you can’t wait to go to work? And when you’re ready to go home Friday afternoon, do you say, “I can’t wait to go home?”
If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.
I feel really lucky to have the career I have, coming from nothing and then getting to be where I am.
Barbara Walters was a trailblazer and a true pro. She outworked, out-thought, and out-hustled her competitors.
As I look back, it feels to me that my life has been one long audition — an attempt to make a difference and to be accepted.
I do not want to appear on another program or climb another mountain. I want instead to sit on a sunny field and admire the very gifted women — and OK, some men too — who will be taking my place.
How do you say goodbye to something like 50 years in television? How proud when I see all the young women who are making and reporting the news. If I did anything to help make that happen, that is my legacy.
Even though I’ve had plenty of success and I’m very grateful for it, I’m not satisfied by it. I’m always trying to get better. I’m always trying to make my next record better than my last record. I think if you approach your career with that kind of humility and hunger it’ll make you continue […]
Professionally, I dabbled in various topics and formats my first decade as a writer by necessity to pay the bills. Luckily, I fell in love with historical research and writing right around the time I realized I was a terrible reporter because I don’t like to pry.